Militants Release Three Policemen, Eight Relatives Of Other Cops From Captivity

Militants released policemen and an SPO besides kin and kith of ten other cops on Friday, a day after abducting them following the arrest of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo’s father and relatives of other militants among fourteen persons by police in south Kashmir.

Those released by militants include Irfan Gulzar of Rahomo Pulwama, a Sub-Inspector of police, Javeed Ahmad Dar (SPO at DPL Pulwama), Constable Shabir Ahmad Zargar of Kangan Pulwama, Adnan Ashraf Shah of Shopian (nephew of a DSP), Faizan Bashir Makroo of Kharpora Arwani, whose two uncles are in police, Zubair Ahmad Bhat of Arwani whose two brothers are working in police, Ghulam Mohd Dar of Kangan Pulwama, whose two sons are in police, Arif Hussain Shanker of Arwani whose brother is working in police department,  Asif Rafiq son of a policeman, Nasir Ahmad, also son of a policeman and Yasir Arfat Bhat son of Sub-Inspector of Police of Wathoo Shopian.

The militants also released separate videos of all the eleven persons and they are seen appealing Director General of police S P Vaid not to harass families of the militants. “Otherwise provide security to us,” Irfan Gulzar, a Sub-Inspector with police, is heard urging the DGP. Similarly, the identical message is heard in other videos also.

Militants Grill ‘Informer’ In North Kashmir, Video Goes Viral

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Militants Grill ‘Informer’ In North Kashmir, Video Goes Viral

A video showing militants quizzing an alleged informer has gone viral on social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.

Apparently shot somewhere in the forests of north Kashmir, the alleged informer, Nawaz Ahmad Khan claims to be a resident of the Harvan village near Sopore.

He was seen giving the names of other alleged informers and associates in the video. The other voice in the clip sounds like an alleged non-local militant, who asks Khan about his association with police and the army.

In the five- minute video, Khan was seen disclosing names of police and army officers, who he is working with.

SSP Sopore, Javid Iqbal told KR that the police was verifying the authenticity of the video clip.

Ultrasound Clinic Of Kidney Hospital Sonwar Sealed

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Ultrasound Clinic Of Kidney Hospital Sonwar Sealed

 

The District Appropriate Authority Srinagar under PC&PNDT Act, 2002 along with National inspection and monitoring team (NIMC) today sealed the ultrasound clinic of Kidney Hospital Sonwar for violation of PC&PNDT Act, 2002. The seizure memo was issued on spot.

Under the PC&PNDT Act, 2002 the sex selection/ determination is prohibited. under section 18 (i) of the Act no ultrasound clinic/ Genetic clinic /imaging centre having ultrasound Machine capable of undertaking determination of sex of fetus can carry its operation unless duly registered and under Rule 14 every ultrasound clinic shall intimate every change of employee, place, address, and equipment installed to the appropriate authority within a period of thirty days of such change.

During the inspection in Kidney Hospital   Sonwar, out of 3 machines installed only 2 were duly registered which is in contravention to the Act.

Further, it was found that the hospital is not maintaining the records as per the PC&PNDT Act, 2002.

Army Man’s Son Thrashed By Unknown Men In Muniwar Anantnag

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Army Man’s Son Thrashed By Unknown Men In Muniwar Anantnag

 

A youth sustained injuries after he was beaten up by unknown men in Muniwar area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Official sources identified the youth as Yawar Ahmad Dar, son of Khurshid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Muniwar in Anantnag.

Dar, a son of Army man was beaten up by some unknown youth in Muniwar, resulting into his injuries. However, he has been taken to District hospital Islamabad for the treatment where he is said to be stable.

An official from the DH Anantnag said that Dar had received minor injuries and is stable now.

After Killing Wife And Two Minor Daughters Man Ends Life

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After Killing Wife And Two Minor Daughters Man Ends Life

 

A 32-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide after strangulating his wife and two minor daughters to death in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, police said today.

The incident took lace late last night in Phulambri town, police said.

“The man, Krishna Deore, killed his wife Sukanya and two daughters- Suvarna (6 years) and Hindavi (4 years)- over some domestic issue,” Superintendent of Police (Aurangabad Rural), Aarti Singh, said.

After killing them, Deore hanged himself from the ceiling fan at his residence, she said.

“The exact motive behind the murders and his suicide is not yet known. An offence has been registered at Wadod Bajar police station and a probe is on,” she said.

For Kidnapping And Raping Of Minor Rigorous Imprisonment Of 17 Years Awarded To A Criminal

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For Kidnapping And Raping Of Minor Rigorous Imprisonment Of 17 Years Awarded To A Criminal

 

Presiding Officer Fast Track Court Haq Nawaz Zargar had awarded 17 years rigorous imprisonment to one Surinder Kumar for kidnapping and committing rape with a minor girl.

The Presiding Officer after hearing observed that rape not only is abominable and ghastly but it is also inhuman and barbaric. 

The victim is allegedly subjected to unwanted physical contact by a perverted male who cannot control his basic instincts and turns into an animal to satisfy his physical desires. The victim has to face and undergo a lot of agony and also face humiliation. 

The court added that in my view, a compensation of Rs 3 lakh will be a just and reasonable amount for providing financial assistance to the victim, which may be paid within a period of one month after the expiry of appeal time.

Article 35A Hearing Adjourned Till January 2019 By Supreme Court

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Article 35A Hearing Adjourned Till January 2019 By Supreme Court

 

Supreme Court of India Friday adjourned the hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A to January 2019, reports said.

The case will now be heard in the 2nd week of January.

Earlier the Supreme heard a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, that grants special privileges to the residents of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Wildlife Employees Capture A Bear Alive In Beerwah Area Of Central Kashmir

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Wildlife Employees Capture A Bear Alive In Beerwah Area Of Central Kashmir

A bear was captured in Beerwah area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district late last evening, wildlife authorities said.

An official said that a cage was set up after locals reported sightings of wild bear in Arwah area of Beerwah tehsil yesterday evening.

He said a bear was captured alive after being tranquilized. “The bear would be released in the higher reaches of the district,” said the official.

Kins Of Six Policemen Abducted By Militants In South Kashmir

Kins Of Six Policemen Abducted By Militants In South Kashmir

Militants last struck at various places in south Kashmir and abducted kin of policemen, PTI reported.

The militants’ action came on a day when the police arrested father of two militants including Commander Riyaz Naiko and Lateef tiger.

As per PTI Police did not immediately gave any official statement and said they were trying to ascertain reports of abductions.

However, officials privy to the development, said that at least six people, whose family members were working in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, have been picked up by militants from Shopian, Kulgam, Anantnag and Awantipora.

Among those abducted included brother of a deputy superintendent of police.

Government forces have went on rampage yesterday after killing of four policemen in Shopian in south Kashmir and damaged some houses belonging to militants.

In a related development, kin of a policeman, who was abducted from Ganderbal district in central Kashmir, was released after being mercilessly beaten up.

Militants last night abducted Yasir Ahmad Bhat son of Police sub inspector Bashir Ahmad Bhat from his home at Watho in Shopian.

Sub Inspector Bashir is posted in Budgam.

SHO Keegam Arf Ahmad confirmed the abduction by militants and told that a manhunt has been launched to trace him.

New J&K Governor Is ‘our Man’, Says BJP President J&K Ravinder Raina

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New J&K Governor Is ‘our Man’, Says BJP President J&K Ravinder Raina

 

New J&K Governor is ‘our man’, says BJP president J&K Ravinder Raina.

The Video has gone viral and can be seen below:

Man Beaten To Death On Cattle Theft Suspicion

 

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Man Beaten To Death On Cattle Theft Suspicion

A man was beaten to death by a mob in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, early on Thursday on suspicion of stealing their cattle, police said.

Superintendent of Police Abhinandan Singh said three persons have been arrested.

The victim was identified as Shahrukh Khan (20), who worked as a tailor in Dubai and had come home for Eid. 

The incident happened in Bholapur Hindoliya village where more than 50 persons attacked four young men when they found them in their cattle yard. The youths were thrashed by the mob and handed over to the police later. 

The villagers have filed an FIR against Shahrukh and two others, alleging cattle theft.

Police say there were three persons in all who were involved in the theft of buffaloes from the cattle yard of a local Gajendra Pal. When they along with other neighbours Virendra, Khempal and Mukesh Kumar started a hunt for the missing buffaloes, they spotted these four young men trying to cross the Nakatiya river.

The other two alleged thieves Pappu and Abid of the Thiriya Nijawat Khan village knew how to swim and fled while Shahrukh was stranded on the banks. 

Villagers attacked him and beat before handing him over to the police.

He was admitted to the district hospital around 7:30 am where he died in front of his family members and relatives. The post-mortem report has revealed that the 20-year-old died of internal injuries inflicted primarily to the liver and kidneys. 

The victim’s family members have refuted charges of theft and informed the police that Shahrukh had gone out late night after receiving a phone call rom one of his local friends.

“The police informed us later about the incident. We found him in the district hospital,” a family member said. 

There have since been two FIRs: one from Gajendra Pal, who alleged that his buffaloes were being stolen; and the other by family members against two dozen persons accusing them of mob lynching.

Western and central UP have witnessed a few similar cases of mob lynching sparked by cattle theft. 

Anand Kumar, Additional Director General of Police (ADG, Law and Order) told IANS that he had sought a report on the incident. “I am awaiting details” he added

Kashmir Issue: India, Pakistan Counters Each Other At UN Security Council

Kashmir Issue: India, Pakistan Counters Each Other At UN Security Council

Both India and Pakistan on Wednesday countered each other at UN Security Council over the Kashmir issue. India hoped that the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan would work constructively to build the region.

“Pacific settlement (of disputes) requires pacific intent in thinking and Pacific content in action,” news gatherer IANS quoted India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin as saying at the Council suggesting a new approach for the new government.

“Regurgitating failed approach which has long been rejected is neither reflective of pacific intent nor a display of pacific content,” he emphasised after Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi suggested the Council should resuscitate initiatives on Kashmir from 70 years ago, the report said.

The report further quoted Akbaruddin saying “We hope that the new government of Pakistan will, rather than indulge in polemics, work constructively to build a safe, secure and developed South Asian region free of violence.”

The session on mediation and settlement of disputes was presided over by Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, the British Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN.

Lodhi referred to decades-old failed Council efforts and invoked the 1948 Council resolution setting up the UN Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) for investigating and mediating the Kashmir dispute, the report mentioned.

Islamabad has failed to keep that assurance and ironically, Lodhi asserted that the Council’s failure to resolve the Kashmir dispute put its credibility was at stake. Lodhi suggested that the Council could refer disputes to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for an advisory opinion under the UN Charter, the report said.

She went further offering her own interpretation of the Charter’s provisions for the Council’s intervention in threats to peace and claimed that it could even unilaterally enforce an advisory opinion from the ICJ over-riding the principle that parties to the dispute have to agree to the court’s jurisdiction, IANS reported.

Hajin Gunfight Update: Second Militant Killed In Gunfight In Hajin: Police

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Hajin Gunfight Update: Second Militant Killed In Gunfight In Hajin: Police

Second militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in north Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district on Thursday.

“The body of second terrorist recovered from the encounter site,” police said adding “search continues”.

Earlier a militant was killed in the initial gunfight, police said. Police however did not identify the slain militants immediately.

A gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in Hajin area early today.

Police sources said that a joint search party of army and police was fired upon by the hiding militants soon after the search operation was launched in Parra Mohalla of Hajin.

The fire was retaliated which resulted into the exchange of gunfire, they said.

Local sources said that clashes were also going on between protesters and government forces at some distance from the gunfight site.

Hajin Encounter Update: One Militant Killed In Gunfight In Hajin North Kashmir, Search Operation Continues

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Hajin Encounter Update: One Militant Killed In Gunfight In Hajin North Kashmir, Search Operation Continues

A militant was today killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Hajin area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.

Forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces’ positions.

One militant has been killed in the operation, the official said adding searches were still going on.

The identity of the slain militant was not immediately established, he said.

HADITH FOR THE DAY

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HADITH FOR THE DAY

BY

TAWHEED WANI

Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “He who narrates a dream which he has not seen will be put to trouble to join into a knot two barley seeds which he will not be able to do; and he who seeks to listen to the talk of a people (secretly) will have molten lead poured into his ears on the Day of Resurrection; and he who makes a picture (of people or other creatures with a soul, such as animals and insects) will be (severely punished), and he will be asked to infuse spirit therein, which he will not be able to do.” [Al-Bukhari].

Son Of Policeman Abducted By Gunmen In Tral Area Of South Kashmir

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Son Of Policeman Abducted By Gunmen In Tral Area Of South Kashmir

A group of masked gunmen abducted a son of a policeman from his home in Pinglish village of Tral township in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.

A local said that a group of masked gunmen barged inside the house of Rafiq Ahmad Rather and abducted his son Asif Rafiq.

Rafiq is currently posted at Srinagar. His son, Asif is a student of BSc. Agriculture.

The matter is being investigated,” said a police official. He refused to divulge further details.

He said forces have launched a massive manhunt in Tral and its adjoining villages to trace the abducted youth.

For Not Stopping At Check Point Soldier Shot Dead A Youth In Kulgam South Kashmir

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For Not Stopping At Check Point Soldier Shot Dead A Youth In Kulgam South Kashmir

Army soldiers alleged shot at a youth outsite their camp in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Sources told CNS that army soldiers from 34 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army fired upon a biker when he didn’t stop at the Behibagh check point. The youth has received bullet in his shoulder and shifted to Srinagar hospital.

Sources identified the youth as Mudasir Ahmed Thokar son, a resident of Kadder Kulgam.

Family members alleged that Mudasir was shot at for the fault of his none.

When contacted In Charge Police Post Behibagh confirmed the incident but added that youth was driving at a very high speed and didn’t stop at two check points. He added that the youth is stable.

J&K Government Seeks Deferment Of Article 35A Hearing

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J&K Government Seeks Deferment Of Article 35A Hearing

Jammu and Kashmir government will Friday seek adjournment of hearing on Article 35A case in the Supreme Court on account of holding Panchayat and Municipal council elections in the State.

The government’s standing counsel in the Supreme Court Shoeb Alam circulated a plea for adjournment today

Militants Attack Escort Of DSP Headquarter Shopian, Four Policeman Killed, Three Weapons Decamped

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Militants Attack Escort Of DSP Headquarter Shopian, Four Policeman Killed, Three Weapons Decamped

Four policemen were killed in a militant attack at Arhama in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

Reports  said that suspected militants opened fire upon the escort party of the DSP headquarters Shopian at Arhama village today in the afternoon.

In the attack, four cops suffered bullet wounds and where rushed to nearby hospital where all of them succumbed to injuries.

The escort party had gone to the area to repair a police vehicle when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile, official sources said that the militants after carrying out the attack decamped with three weapons.

A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that further details are being ascertained.

Soon after this incident whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.

Youth Tried To Molest A School Girl Of Budgam Outside Her School

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Youth Tried To Molest A School Girl Of Budgam Outside Her School

A 12th class girl was beaten up by a youth who also tried to molest her outside the Higher Secondary School Pakherpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday.

“Today morning a youth namely Nazim Ahmad Dar (20) son of Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Pakherpora, Charar-i-Sharief caught hold of the girl student (name withheld) and beat her, torn her clothes and tried to molest her,” the family members of the victim told GNS.

“Soon after being informed about the incident, the family members reached the school and took her to the nearby hospital in an unconscious state where from the girl was later shifted to SMHS hospital Srinagar for further treatment”.

Dar, on August 20, had allegedly barged inside the school and beaten up a teacher following which he was arrested by police. Later, Dar was released on bail.

The family members, students and the school authorities, meanwhile, appealed police authorities to take the strict action against the accused so that such incidents are not repeated in future.

Principal Higher Secondary School Pakerpora, Manzoor Ahmad also confirmed the incident and said the school authorities have immediately taken up the matter with the concerned police station for necessary action.

Incharge SHO, Pakherpora, Imtiyaz Ahmad said that after receiving the information about the incident, a police team was immediately deputed to the spot and accused was arrested.

“We have taken cognizance of the incident and a strict action warranted under the law will be taken against the accused,” SHO said

NIA Arrested Jail Superintendent Among Two Others In Militancy Case From Srinagar

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NIA Arrested Jail Superintendent Among Two Others In Militancy Case From Srinagar

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two persons including a jail official for allegedly conniving with a man to send youth to Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) for arms training.

The two persons are identified as Ishaq Palla, a Shopian resident and Feroz Ahmad Lone of Budgam.

The statement by NIA said that case pertains to an attempt by Suhail Ahmad Bhat and Danish Ghulam Lone, to travel Pakistan administered Kashmir for arms training for “waging war against the State”.  The duo was allegedly motivated by Palla, when he has lodged at Central prison Srinagar in a different case and he was instrumental in hatching the “conspiracy” from Jail.

In this conspiracy, Palla was actively assisted by Feroz Lone. Feroz was posted as Deputy Jail Superintendent Central Jail Srinagar, the statement said.

The spokesman further said that accused persons were in contact with each other through blackberry messenger and were finally apprehended on October 30, 2017.

Ishaq Palla has been remanded to 10 days’ NIA custody by the Spl NIA court Jammu and Feroz Ahmad Lone will be produced before the Court today for seeking his custody.

Service Rifle Of A Policeman Goes Missing In Poonch District, Alert Sounded

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Service Rifle Of A Policeman Goes Missing In Poonch District, Alert Sounded

An alert was sounded in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday after a cop’s service rifle went missing.

Sources said that an AK-47 rifle with a magazine of a policeman posted as PSO to a DySP rank officer went missing on the intervening night of August 26 and 27 from police lines Poonch.

“Soon after the matter came to light, an alert was sounded and searches were conducted in police lines to recover the weapon but nothing was found so far,” said a top source.

The policeman whose rifle has been missing has been detained and placed under suspension.

“We are looking into the matter and nothing can be said at this moment,” said a senior police official

Top Hizbul-ul-Mujahideen Commander Among Two Militants Killed In Anantnag Gunfight

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Top Hizbul-ul-Mujahideen Commander Among Two Militants Killed In Anantnag Gunfight

 

Two Militants including top Hizb Commander Altaf Ahmad Dar Alias Altaf Kachroo resident of Redwani Kulgam has been killed in Anantnag encounter.

He was listed among the top militant commanders in most wanted list released by government forces.

The other slain militant has been identified as Umar Rashid who is believed to have escaped earlier in Batamalo encounter.

A senior Police officer told that both militants have been killed and have been identified as Altaf Kachroo and Umar Rashid, however families have not yet came to identity them.

More details to follow…

Anantnag Encounter Update: Two Militants Killed In Anantnag Gunfight, Firing Stopped,   Clash Underway Near Encounter Site

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Anantnag Encounter Update: Two Militants Killed In Anantnag Gunfight, Firing Stopped,   Clash Underway Near Encounter Site

Clashes erupted near the site of a gunfight in Bunpora Muniward area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.

Reports said that youth took to streets soon after the gunfight broke out in the village located near Khanabal area of the district.

They said the forces fired tear gas to chase away the protesters who were pelting them with stones.

A local said that restrictions have been imposed in Anantnag town in the wake of the gunfight that broke out around 5 am.

Meanwhile, the exchange of fire has stopped at the gunfight site. 

An official said two bodies are lying at the site of the gunfight. “They are yet to be retrieved,” he said.